Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Browns 28, Titans 14

Browns

  • Unlike last week, the Browns offense didn’t look that bad starting with quarterback Johnny Manziel. He finished with 172 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t do much on the ground but didn’t have to as Cleveland jumped out to a big lead and never looked back.
  • Speaking of running the ball, starter Isaiah Crowell had 72 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. This is more like it from Crowell but he still split carries with rookie Duke Johnson. Expect an even split most of the season with Johnson being the better play.
  • Receiver Travis Benjamin had another big day with three catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Cleveland throws it very little but when they have this season, it’s been to Benjamin. With no other options, he may very well be the top receiver for the Browns which can make him a decent WR4/5.

Titans

  • Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota had another solid day with 257 yards and two touchdowns plus two fumbles. He hasn’t played the best defenses the last two weeks but the touchdowns are encouraging. He could end up a QB1 by the end of the season.
  • Running back Bishop Sankey came back down to Earth with 42 yards on 12 carries. He’s nothing more than a very low-end RB2, if that, in dynasty rankings.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Jets 31, Browns 10

Jets

  • The biggest star for New York was running back Chris Ivory who ran for 91 yards on just 20 carries plus two touchdowns plus a nine-yard catch. Ivory should continue to produce at RB2 levels and, at just 27 with plenty of tread left on the tires, should be a RB3 in dynasty rankings.
  • Receiver Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in his debut. It’s a good start but at 31, Marshall’s best days are behind him. We would rank him as a WR3-4 in dynasty rankings.

Browns

  • Filling in for start Josh McCownJohnny Manziel flopped in his 2015 debut with 182 yards on 13 of 24 passing with one touchdown and three turnovers (1 interception; 2 fumbles lost). Much like his fellow 2014 first-round pick Blake Bortles, I think it’s time to pull the plug.
  • Also flopping in his season debut, running back Isaiah Crowell gained all of 20 yards on 12 carries. He was facing a good defense in New York but it’s not a promising start especially with rookie Duke Johnson right behind him on the depth chart.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Texans surprise Browns, 23-7

  • Texans running back Alfred Blue performed admirably in place of Arian Foster with 156 yards on the ground. He won’t overtake Foster as long as they’re on the same team but should be owned in all dynasty leagues.
  • Browns running back Isaiah Crowell got the majority of carries and ended up with 61 yards on the ground plus two catches for 30 yards. He undoubtedly has the most upside of any of the Browns running backs and, hopefully, will continue to start.
  • Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins led the team again with 80 yards receiving, continues a season that’s been better than Andre Johnson. Hopkins appears to have overtaken Johnson in Houston.
  • Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had another sack with five tackles and a receiving touchdown. He’s the top DL in dynasty and fantasy league and it’s not even close.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – October 2014

Updated running back rankings, in their entirety, can be found here.

  • murrayNew top five member this month with DeMarco Murray sneaking in at five. The top four remain the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Gio Bernard. Doug Martin drops from four to eight.
  • Big risers this month include Mark Ingram to 33rd from 40th; Knile Davis to 44th from 52nd; and Ahmad Bradshaw sneaking up to 52nd.
  • Big drops include Adrian Peterson to 16th from 6th; Toby Gerhart from 30th to 37th; Maurice Jones-Drew to 50th from 42nd; Danny Woodhead to 53rd from 47th; Jonathan Stewart to 54th from 48th; Pierre Thomas to 55th from 49th; and Marcus Lattimore to 57th from 43rd.
  • Rookie movers include Carlos Hyde up to 18th from 23rd; Jeremy Hill to 29th from 35th; Isaiah Crowell to 40th from 57th; Jerick McKinnon to 41st from 54th; and Andre Williams to 42nd from 51st.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Browns escape Saints, 26-24

  • Saints running back Mark Ingram appears to have turned a corner, racking up his second solid performance this year. This week, he racked up 83 yards rushing and a touchdown to go along with three catches and 21 yards. If he stays in New Orleans, he’ll be a high upside RB3.
  • The Browns continued to use a committee at running back in the wake of Ben Tate’s injury. Isaiah Crowell appears to be the better bet, averaging more about five yards a carry with 54 yards on 11 carries. Long-term, we’d bet he’s the one own.
  • Without Jordan Cameron or Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins led the way for Cleveland with six catches for 70 yards. We still like Hawkins to be a contributor in Cleveland as a possible WR4/5 in PPR leagues.
  • Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby picked up where he left off last season with 12 tackles and a sack. Despite being 32 already, he’s a solid LB2 in dynasty formats.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – July 2014

Complete dynasty running back rankings can be found here.

  • andersonTop five remains the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, Doug Martin and Gio Bernard staying in that order.
  • The big movers this month include Broncos backup C.J. Anderson, who ended last season ahead of Ronnie Hillman, up to 59 after not being ranked; and Browns rookie Isaiah Crowell up to 57 from 62, who moves up after more talk of a committee in Cleveland.
  • The drops this month include Darren Sproles from 51 to 55 after assurances that LeSean will still get his; Kendall Hunter from 59 to 64 after it appears Carlos Hyde is most likely to take over Frank Gore’s carries; and LeGarrettee Blount from 61 to 65.

Updated Dynasty Running Back Rankings – June 2014

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati BengalsTop five has a new guest with Gio Bernard entering at number five. The other four remains the same with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Doug Martin. 
  • Big risers this month include a couple of rookies including Devonta Freeman up to 29 from 39 after an impressive rookie camp; James White up to 53 from 61 as a potential Shane Vereen replacement; Storm Johnson up to 57 from 69; and Isaiah Crowell up to 63 from 68.
  • The drops this month include more rookies – Tre Mason down to 34 from 29; Jeremy Hill to 38 from 33; Knile Davis to 55 from 49; and Jacquizz Rodgers to 69 from 64.